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Connecting Us Edition 7, August 2020
12th August 2020
This edition of Connecting Us showcases the work of the APS across Australia and around the world. In a Connecting Us first, the edition includes a short podcast interview with Antarctic Station Leader, Matt Williams! It also features a series of interviews with APS employees based in Albury, Hobart, Cairns and Darwin, exploring the work they do, how it contributes to the purpose of the APS, and the perspectives and knowledge they gain from their locations. And don’t miss the quiz: test your...
Heads of Agreement for Skills Reform
5th August 2020
All jurisdictions have signed a Heads of Agreement for Skills Reform. The Agreement sets out immediate reforms to improve the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector and an approach and priorities for developing a new National Skills Agreement to replace the National Agreement on Skills and Workforce Development. The priorities in the Agreement are aimed at ensuring the VET system is delivering for students and employers and equipping Australians with the skills they need for...
Connecting Us Edition 6, 23 July 2020
23rd July 2020
In this edition, we celebrate Innovation Month and look at how the APS is delivering differently to help Australians through the pandemic. We also hear from some of the finalists of the 2020 Public Sector Innovation Awards and find out how the Australian Defence Force is revolutionising their recruitment. Connecting Us is a newsletter sponsored by the Chief Operating Officer Committee for all APS staff. It shares stories of success and highlights useful resources.
Reconciliation Action Plan
16th July 2020
The Department’s Stretch RAP focusses on embedding reconciliation initiatives within the Department in order for them to become ‘business as usual’. It provides a framework for PM&C to become a more inclusive and diverse organisation, and to set a strong example for other workplaces on advancing reconciliation. PM&C’s Stretch RAP has a number of areas of focus, including relationships, respect, opportunities and governance. Key actions include increasing the number of Indigenous staff...
Connecting Us Edition 5, 1 July 2020
2nd July 2020
The fifth edition of Connecting Us now available. In this edition we celebrate delivering differently with the start of Innovation Month. We’ve got tips on how to prepare well for tax time and share departmental stories showcasing innovations, including how networks have adapted with social distancing requirements, as well as how speech analytics are providing new insights for service delivery. Connecting Us is a newsletter sponsored by the COO Committee for all APS staff, sharing stories of...
Vocational Education and Training Review - Research Report
1st July 2020
To capture the views of students, a Research Report was conducted by Qualtrics on behalf of the Review.
30th June 2020
The purpose of these guidelines is to provide advice to departments and entities on the procedures to be followed when presenting documents to the Parliament. From time to time, the guidelines will be supplemented with tabling circular/s to address particular issues that arise over the course of the year.